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Deciphering how microcircuits scale up to behaviors

in the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience at Rutgers University – Newark

From pipette to paw…

Whole cell patch clamping

Characterize cellular and synaptic electrophysiology in ex vivo slices

High density chronic extracellular recording

Track the activities of neuronal populations and local field potentials in vivo

Large-scale biophysical modeling

Apply the knowledge gained from microcircuit physiology and in vivo activity to explore computational principles

Rich behavioral analysis

Use rich behavioral tasks that elicit a variety of cognitive processes

Research Philosophy

We seek to understand how the brain produces behavior by understanding how mechanisms interact across levels of organization


We welcome trainees at the undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral level. The skills and knowledge you gain should prepare you for a career in academia or industry.

Cutting edge tools

The questions our lab asks demand modern neuroscientific tools such as spatiotemporal patterned optogenetic stimulation in vitro, multiple chronically implanted Neuropixel probes in vivo, high performance computing for biophysically detailed network simulations, and more.